News: Don’t Like Strong Beer? Try Nanny State beer!

Author: Jason Harris
September 29, 2009

In Scotland, a brewery called BrewDog recently came out with a beer called: “Tokyo”* that has an alcohol content of 187.2%. For those unaware, most ales have alcohol content percentages in the range of 4% – 7%, depending on the beer type.

Some folks were up in arms at the new brew, complaining that the BrewDog is acting in poor taste. The campaigners say that the Scottish brewery is contributing to Scotland’s binge-drinking culture. BrewDog brewery has come under fire from members of the Scottish Parliament and from the Portman Group.

In response, BrewDog had released a new beer called “Nanny State”, that has a mere 1.1% alcohol content and is described as “mild imperial ale containing more hops per barrel than any other beer ever brewed in the UK.”

In a blog post announcing the new beer, BrewDog has denounced the controversy surrounding Tokyo*. Nanny State is available immediately for £2.49 per bottle.

I love to see brewers fighting back by being creative…good job BrewDog!

[Hat Tip: BBC]

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